The "Lifelong Razorback' is joining the Miami Heat for the season's stretch run. The Heat are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and Johnson has averaged 11.8 points per game this season.
After leading Arkansas to a big offensive season in 2015, Dan Enos is getting rewarded with a raise and extension. Murphy also notes his buyout is $350k for the next two years. By contrast, DC Robb Smith was bumped to $750k last year and will make $800k this year.
Malica Monk scored on a putback with no time left on the clock to snap the team's 4-game losing streak. Pretty awesome stuff. The team improved to 5-6 in SEC play and 10-14 overall with the win, tied for 8th in the conference.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Just a few hours after landing a 20-player signing class ranked in the top 25 nationally, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced the addition of five preferred walk-ons that will join the team in the summer. These five players are part of Arkansas’ incoming 2016 class.
"Florida is kind of the new Ole Miss. They're doing some things in recruiting that kind of shock you a little bit"
The entire Arkansas coaching staff gathered at the intersection of Razorback Rd and Cleveland St in Fayetteville (the top of the basketball team's infamous Cleveland Hill) as a clever way to get Tyrie Cleveland's attention. This was tweeted by one of Cleveland's relatives. Also, Richard Davenport reported tonight Arkansas was in Cleveland's final three. He'll make his announcement at 8:00 am Wednesday morning.
This is a shorter trailer but gives a nice glimpse of what life is like on the recruiting trail for the coaches. I've often wondered what kind of weird stuff coaches have been asked to deal with on different in-home visits and this gives some insight on that.
The second Razorback to win the award this year after Anthlon Bell. From the press release: "averaged 17.5 points and 11 rebounds in wins over No. 5 Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Kingsley posted 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks to hand No. 5 Texas A&M its first conference loss of the year. After going scoreless and without a rebound in the first half against Texas Tech, he recorded a double-double the rest of the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the overtime victory. He hit the first bucket of overtime against Texas Tech and scored four points and added three rebounds in the extra period. Kingsley has three consecutive double-doubles and ranks second in the SEC with 11 double-doubles on the year. He is one of five Power Five Conference players in the country with 11-plus double-doubles this season."
The GOAT was here!
It appears Arkansas is going to continue hanging banners for the basketball legends after beginning last year. Eddie Sutton will have his own banner unveiled during halftime of the Missouri game on February 20th.